- President Muhammadu Buhari says harder times await bandits responsible for insecurity in the northern parts of the country
- The Nigerian leader stated that he is surprised about what Boko Haram has become considering what is happening in the northwest and other parts of the country
- Buhari notes that his administration would be harder on the perpetrators of violence in the country
President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that his administration would be harder on bandits responsible for insecurity in the northern parts of the country.
The Nigerian leader made the statement on Tuesday, January 28, when Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state paid him a visit in Abuja, Vanguard reports.
The president said he was surprised about what Boko Haram had become considering what is happening in the northwest and other parts of the country.
He said his administration would be harder on the perpetrators of violence in the country, noting that the provision of security is one of the duties of government.
Buhari complained that agricultural activities have been severely affected by the attacks from bandits and that many people have been deprived of their means of livelihood over the attacks.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has authorized the deployment of air power against bandits attacking Niger state in the last few weeks.
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A statement by presidential spokesman Garba Shehu revealed that the president has received assurances that with the harmattan dust gradually easing, fighter aircraft would soon join the efforts to provide effective air attacks against the bandits.
The bandits' have in the past few weeks, had a field day attacking remote communities around Dogon Gona forest in Niger state.
Buhari described the repeated attacks leading to the losses of several lives in the communities “as a disaster for the nation.
Stil on security, Ahmed Lawan, the Senate president on Tuesday, January 28, said the deteriorating security situation in Nigeria is worrisome.
Speaking during plenary at the Senate chamber, Lawan said the loss of lives recorded in the country was unacceptable, Channels TV reports.
The Senate leader said there is need for those in government to do all necessary to secure the lives and property of citizens as contained in the constitution.
He said speedy measures need to be taken to find solutions to the security problems the country is currently facing.
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